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Intent immaterial in Anti-Wiretapping Law (Risa Hontiveros exposé of DOJ Sec. Aguirre’s cellphone text (but there is a defense here)
A few minutes ago, the resource person of DZMM gave the opinion that intent or lack of intent can be used as a defense in any complaint for violation of the Anti-Wiretapping Law that may or would be filed against Senator Risa Hontiveros arising from the exposé she made of DOJ Secretary Aguirre’s cellphone text message.
The Anti-Wiretapping Law, being a special law, establishes and punishes mala prohibita: It does not require criminal intent
… you might want to look it up.
There is however a defense here. …
(analyze the subject, then analyze the policy behind the law.)
And that is …
(to be continued, may sinusulat lang ako sandali 🙂 )